Confidentiality and Privacy Policy

 

The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist.  Client information cannot be disclosed to a third party without written permission.

 

Exceptions include:

 

- Suspected child abuse or dependant adult abuse or elder abuse.  

I am required by law to report these to the appropriate authorities immediately.  

 

- If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.

 

- If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety.  If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.

Edward Bowz, MA, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, License# 86042., 16055 Ventura Blvd, Ste 500, CA 91436